*SOME SPOILERS AHEAD*
Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized–someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.
Lynette as our main character felt like a realistic portrayal of a victim. Had I have lived through the same situation she has I don’t know how I would of coped so her mannerisms and ultra awareness gave the book depth for me. I of course think she went too far in her quest to find out ‘who’ is trying to kill them and came across as a little out of touch but in the end her experience as a final girl is what pulled her through.
It was a little difficult to differentiate between all of the women. I kept forgetting who was who and how what happened to each of them. We are definitely given a back story on each of them and where they have ended up now but this was glossed over too quickly for me to feel a connection to any of them.
There was a steady build up of anticipation and mystery surrounding who was trying to kill them all, but in the end everything just felt a little rushed. I needed more of an explanation as to why that person decided to go ahead and kill all of these final girls. What motivated them to groom their accomplice and put together this elaborate plan and kill so many people.
In the end this was very entertaining and thrilling. I thought it was a pretty quick read and the twists and reveals definitely kept me engaged. I think I was expecting a lot more blood and gore though. Just being told about all of the horrifying things that happened to these women instead of being in that moment was a little anticlimactic for me. The majority of the story was just Lynette on the run and brainstorming who was behind everything, there wasn’t very much action until right at the very end.
⭐️3/5 stars I was expecting more…